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Sam Barron

Community Editor sbarron@dailyvoice.com

An (almost) lifelong Westchester resident, Sam has reported on all facets of Westchester since he graduated from Ryerson University with a degree in print journalism, including stints at North County News and The Examiner. A film columnist for WAG Magazine, Sam's moviegoing expertise has been profiled in the New York Times and he was a featured guest on VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live.

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  1. Tips On Avoiding Ticks, Mosquitos Offered By Astorino, County Officials

    Tips On Avoiding Ticks, Mosquitos Offered By Astorino, County Officials

    Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and Health Commissioner Dr. Sherlita Amler want county residents to avoid Lyme disease and West Nile Virus.Astorino and Dr. Amler offered tips for residents at the Marshlands Conservancy in Rye.“Ticks and mosquitoes shouldn’t prevent us from enjoying the outdoors this spring and summer,” Astorino said. “Remember to cover up and use insect ...

  2. Hudson Valley School Districts Honored For Music Education

    Hudson Valley School Districts Honored For Music Education

    The schools in the Lower Hudson Valley know how to make beautiful music.The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation honored school districts for their outstanding music education programs. The awards program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of the curriculum. Designations are ...

  3. Report: Westchester Native Comey Acted On Russian Intel He Knew Was Fake

    Report: Westchester Native Comey Acted On Russian Intel He Knew Was Fake

    Former FBI Director James Comey, a Westchester native, knowingly used fake intelligence from Russia in his investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails, according to CNN.Comey was fired two weeks ago by President Donald Trump. The move has caused controversy since the FBI is investigating Russia's influence on the 2016 election.According to CNN, Comey decided to go public and declare the ...

  4. Veatch Fund Awarding Scholarships To Yorktown, Lakeland Students

    Veatch Fund Awarding Scholarships To Yorktown, Lakeland Students

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Justin Veatch's legacy continues to live on.Seven graduating seniors from six high schools will be honored in June when The Justin Veatch Fund presents each of them with a $1,000 music scholarship. The award comes with a personally inscribed metronome which has become synonymous with the honor. The 2017 recipients are Cooper Aquilino from Mahopac, Grace Dashnaw ...

  5. Rep. Lowey Rips Education Secretary DeVos At Budget Hearing

    Rep. Lowey Rips Education Secretary DeVos At Budget Hearing

    Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Harrison) is no fan of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.The congresswoman grilled DeVos Wednesday during the House Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing on President Donald Trump's proposed budget for the U.S. Department of Education."This budget reflects the views of an administration filled with people who frankly ...

  6. Rusty Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    Rusty Is SPCA Pet Of The Week

    BRIARCLIFF, N.Y. -- Rusty is looking for a good home.The SPCA is hoping someone will adopt Rusty. He is super friendly, has lots of energy and would love a home with active people, the SPCA said. The SPCA said he would be good in a home with kids 10 and up and gets along with most other dogs.For more information, e-mail shelter@spca914.org.

  7. Hungry Westchester? A New App Is Coming, Courtesy of Local Students

    Hungry Westchester? A New App Is Coming, Courtesy of Local Students

    ARMONK, N.Y. -- Four Byram Hills sophomores are hoping to revolutionize the way Westchester residents get their food.The students have started WestchesterEats, a mobile app that allows people to order food, make reservations and find more information about restaurants in Westchester.The app is developed and is currently looking for restaurants to sign on. Zachary Tuzzo, one of the ...

  8. Burke Honoring Yorktown Doctor At Annual Awards Dinner

    Burke Honoring Yorktown Doctor At Annual Awards Dinner

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is honoring those who make a difference at its annual Burke Award Dinner.The dinner will be held June 8 at 6 p.m. at Brae Burn Country Club at 39 Brae Burn Drive, Purchase, NY.Burke is honoring Barbara Rubin Kessler and Steven Kessler, Scarsdale residents. Barbara experienced a severe ischemic stroke that left her unable to walk or ...

  9. Trump Taps Former Mount Kisco Resident To Lead Russia Probe Legal Team

    Trump Taps Former Mount Kisco Resident To Lead Russia Probe Legal Team

    President Donald Trump, who has an estate in Bedford, is going one town over for help when it comes to the Russia probe now being overseen by special counsel and former FBI Director Robert Mueller.Trump has selected Marc Kasowitz, a former Mount Kisco resident, to head his legal team as the investigation over whether Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election heats up, ...

  10. WeWork Founders, Northern Westchester Residents, Launching Gym

    WeWork Founders, Northern Westchester Residents, Launching Gym

    WeWork, whose co-founder Adam Neumann lives in Pound Ridge, want you to get physical.The company, which provides office space for startups,  is opening a gym in Lower Manhattan, which will feature a yoga studio, sauna and meditation room. The gym will be called WeWork Wellness. The company already offers fitness classes at several of its offices.Last year, Neumann and his wife, Rebekah ...

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